Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

Designed to further develop project management skills of students with relevant experience and qualifications — empowering them to attain senior positions and have fulfilling careers.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Course Overview

Do you want the skills, qualifications, and expertise to land higher-paying, senior-level project management positions?

Are you ready to take your management skills to the next level?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management will help students with a degree or advanced diploma in project management or related fields enhance their strategic skills and knowledge in the private and public sectors.

With this qualification, students will learn how to execute project management on a large scale and achieve high levels of success for their businesses.

This innovative, future-orientated programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and expertise they need to keep their organisations relevant and competitive by ensuring that all projects adhere to the utmost standards and are completed on time.

It provides students with local and international project management skills needed to manage projects effectively worldwide.

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Objectives

Teaches students how to communicate effectively and manage stakeholder relationships professionally and ethically.
Equips scholars with the skills to analyse and evaluate data and analytics to justify big business decisions.
Gives students the ability to generate and manage projects in a way that builds organisational capacity to execute projects successfully.
Teaches scholars how to apply appropriate project management techniques and methods to real-life scenarios.
Extends students’ corporate governance, risk management, and strategic management skills to become better business and department leaders.
Integrates students’ skills and knowledge to develop and execute better solutions to real-life problems and challenges in South Africa.

Course details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a one-year programme that allows students to learn while working. It has flexible programme delivery options and easy access to support from lecturers.

Distance learning

For students who like to work alone, this distance-learning course is ideal. The diploma can be obtained in a hybrid format, making it ideal for individuals who want to enhance their abilities but are currently employed. The modules for this remote learning option include case study analysis, workshops, tutorials, and self-directed reading. It uses a hybrid of online and in-person education for workshop sessions. As a result, this promotes collaborative intelligence since students can interact with one another.

(In areas with enough demand, classes are held in person.)

Course structure and modules

This postgraduate qualification runs over two semesters and consists of six modules — meaning students can attempt to complete three modules per semester.

Modules

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Quality Management

Careers

Upon successful completion of this postgraduate course, students will have learned advanced skills that enable them to pursue senior positions in the following careers:

  • Business Analyst
  • Delivery Manager
  • Organisational Change Manager
  • PMO Analyst
  • PMO Coordinator
  • Portfolio Coordinator
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Lead
  • Project Manager
  • Project Officer
  • Project Support Officer

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol for the postgraduate diploma, students must have: 

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree OR an Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • At least two years of managerial experience. 

All submissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

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